Youth Lagoon

Youth Lagoon to Dissolve Following Upcoming Tour

Youth Lagoon's Trevor Powers just announced that he's dissolving the dream pop outfit, effective following his upcoming tour. "I am bringing down the curtain, brothers & sisters.
Brennan Carley / February 1, 2016

Youth Lagoon Finds a ‘Unified Existence’ on ‘Savage Hills Ballroom’

Savage Hills Ballroom, Trevor Powers' third album as Youth Lagoon, exists because of coincidence but, more importantly — and tragically — because of death. In the…
Harley Brown / July 16, 2015

Youth Lagoon Shares Rapturous ‘Savage Hills Ballroom’ Single, ‘The Knower’

Idaho-born songwriter Trevor Powers' Youth Lagoon project has issued its fair share of creaky and quiet ballads over the past half-decade. But in September, the…
Colin Joyce / July 13, 2015

Hear Youth Lagoon Sample Uranus on Astronomical ‘Worms’

Trevor Powers has compared his songwriting process with Youth Lagoon to being transported to another place, but his latest song takes that to new, quasi-literal…
Marc Hogan / January 21, 2014

Watch Youth Lagoon’s Terrifyingly Beautiful ‘Raspberry Cane’ Video

It's hard to decipher what exactly is going on in Youth Lagoon's animated video for "Raspberry Cane" but it's a stunning trip to watch. The…
Dan Reilly / August 13, 2013

The 40 Best Things We Saw at Outside Lands 2013

Although it boasted performances from Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Nine Inch Nails, San Francisco's 6th annual Outside Lands still had to deal…
SPIN Staff / August 12, 2013

Outside Lands 2013: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

The sixth annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is taking over San Francisco this weekend, featuring Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, the Red Hot…
SPIN Staff / August 10, 2013

Watch Youth Lagoon’s ‘Mute’ Video, a Lynchian Trip Through the ‘Burbs

Youth Lagoon's Trevor Powers was our pick for "Best Wizard of Weird" at Coachella 2013 — the Boise-hailing psych-pop prince seemed to possess magical powers of…
Chris Martins / April 16, 2013

Free Download! Desert Session: SPIN’s Coachella 2013 Mixtape

The Coachella festival is all set to once again turn a stretch of California desert into a three-day explosion of sun, sounds, and maybe even…
SPIN Staff / April 11, 2013

Youth Lagoon: Idaho Psych-Pop Wonder Builds Houses for the Heartbroken

Who: Trevor Powers never thought that so many people would hear his music. "It was always just for myself," the 24-year-old Boise, Idaho native says…
David Bevan / April 9, 2013

Youth Lagoon, ‘Wondrous Bughouse’ (Fat Possum)

What the hell is up with Trevor Powers? On 2011's The Year of Hibernation, the callow 22-year-old behind Youth Lagoon was singing in a muffled…
Richard Gehr / March 6, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Youth Lagoon, the Men, Major Lazer, and More

It's Tuesday! Grab a pair of headphones and plug into the 10 ready-to-stream albums below.1) Youth Lagoon, Wondrous Bughouse. "[One] of the most arresting headphone records…
Kyle McGovern / February 26, 2013

Youth Lagoon Is Anything But ‘Mute’ on Latest Wonderful ‘Wondrous Bughouse’ Glimpse

Trevor Powers has turned outward by turning further inward. "Dropla," the first advance track from Youth Lagoon's sophomore LP Wondrous Bughouse, already suggested the March 5 Fat…
Marc Hogan / February 11, 2013

Youth Lagoon’s Death-Defying ‘Dropla’ Soars Beyond the Bedroom

Trevor Powers' first album as Youth Lagoon wasn't really recorded in a bedroom. Still, it was written in one. And there's a candid familiarity to…
Marc Hogan / January 16, 2013
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